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Oral history interview with Tzvi Tatarko

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.155 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0155

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Tzvi Tatarko (born in Bedzin, Poland, in 1924) discusses his family; attending school in Sosnovitz (Sosnowiec) and Bedzin; the Zionist youth groups in Sosnovitz; the outbreak of war; going with his siblings to Radom; being sent to the large ghetto in Radom, Poland, in 1940 and working in a factory; the 1942 action in a small ghetto; being taken to Shkolna work camp after the Radom ghetto was destroyed; working in an arms factory with 2000 to 3000 other workers; the killing of mothers and children in the camp in winter of 1943; the Judenrat in the ghetto and the Jewish community; the camp changing from a work camp to a concentration camp; the march from Radom to a train in Tomaszów Mazowiecki and from there to Auschwitz and then to Weingens concentration camp; hearing about the Warsaw ghetto uprising; the camp and his work there; the French Army arriving and being liberated in April 1945; the French Army taking them to Neuberg, Germany, to recuperate; leaving Neuberg to search for his sister; going to a kibbutz near Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and leading the group in preparation to go to Israel; his immigration to Israel and adjustment to life there; living after the Holocaust; fighting in the Six Day War after joining the Israeli Army; and the important lessons to be learned from the Holocaust and WWII.

Interviewee
Tzvi Tatarko
Date
1993 May 02  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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